For many of us standing on our feet all day is not an option. We are regularly unaware of any problems until it is to late, our feet will start to ache, swell and become painful before we do anything for them.
Wearing correctly fitting shoes is very important to maintain healthy feet. As is taking a few minutes every day to pamper your feet. With only a few minutes a day you can provide everyday relief from cracked heels, calluses, dry skin and pain. Regular inspection of your feet will help you keep problems at bay. So how can all of this be accomplished?
Using an exfoliating foot scrub will cleanse your skin while gently buffing away all the dead skin cells to reveal a fresh, radiant layer of new smooth skin. You can make exfoliating foot scrub quite easily, most scrubs are made from rough, small grains that are suspended in a gentle moisturizing base. For the grains you can use sugar, salt small bits of walnut or even fine sand. For the base you can use any good moisurizer. The grains will help to loosen the dead skin and the moisturizer will help to provide a gentle protective layer of moisture.
Body scrubs are usually classed as luxury items and are generally priced accordingly. However it is easy to make exfoliating foot scrub at home for a fraction of the cost. All you need are some basic ingredients. Below you will find some recipes to help you.
Recipe to Make Exfoliating Foot Scrub
Homemade strawberry foot scrub
2 tablespoons Apricot oil or Olive oil.
1 teaspoon of coarse salt, such as Sea Salt
Mix all ingredients together until you get them turned into a paste, then simply massage into your feet, once done just rinse and pat your feet dry.
It is also possible to replace the strawberries with mangoes or bananas and for an extra soothing power, add a tablespoon of honey this will give your skin a luxurious shine
Homemade over night exfoliating foot mask
100g cup almonds
100g dry oatmeal
3 tablespoons food grade cocoa butter
2 tablespoons honey
Use a processor to blend the almonds until they are finely ground and then do the same with the oatmeal. Mix these two together in a basin along with the cocoa butter and the honey.
Rub the mix into your feet and put on a pair of clean cotton socks and leave them overnight. The next morning remove the socks and rinse your feet in cool water. Once rinsed thoroughly, pat you feet dry. It is recommended that you stand in the bathtub when you remove the socks.
How to Make Exfoliating Foot Scrub Work For You
To get the best results when you make exfoliating foot scrub, apply your homemade foot scrub in the shower after gently cleansing your skin. Apply in a circular motion to rub away the dead skin cells, paying extra attention to the rough on your heels. Allow your scrub to stay on your skin for a few minutes so that your skin can absorb the nutrients from the fruit, after that simply rinse away your home make foot scrub in lukewarm water. Patting your skin dry gently will help to seal the moisture into the newly revealed fresh layer skin.